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February 29, 2008

Today is the fifth Friday in February. It only happens once every 28 years, so get it on while you can.

February 28, 2008

The Medicated Americans: Antidepressant Prescriptions on the Rise. "Close to 10 percent of men and women in America are now taking drugs to combat depression. How did a once rare condition become so common?" [Via Mind Hacks.]
Blind Irishman sees with the aid of son's tooth in his eye. Posted for the title, by the title, and nothing but the title.
Some scientists are reconsidering the "common sense" about autism, particularly the idea that profound autism is always accompanied by retardation. The article comes at this from both scientific and civil rights angles. more inside
How to build a Cardboard Spaceship - Snarfled from the blort

February 27, 2008

A picture has been found of the boy Anne Frank described in her diary as "my one true love." more inside
Curious George: UK Earthquake? - How's everyone o'er there in Blighty, did you just get an earthquake?

February 26, 2008

Mix-tape For Water Boarding- Music has been used in American military prisons and on bases to induce sleep deprivation, "prolong capture shock," disorient detainees during interrogations—and also drown out screams. Based on a leaked interrogation log, news reports, and the accounts of soldiers and detainees, here are some of the songs that guards and interrogators chose.
Are you man enough to survive the Cello Challenge? Personally, I doubt it, but for the fearless among you yearning to release that inner Yo Yo Ma, this Flash game might be just the ticket.
Nazi Gold! But perhaps no Amber Room, though.
How to Exercise an Open Mind - Simply put, doing unique, random, different, and ridiculous things is a good way to exercise the mind and promote new ways of thinking about the world around us. One hour of increased brain activity via thinking a lot or experiencing new stimuli can make you smarter, more energetic, more creative, more sociable, and more open to new experiences and ways of thinking. from wikiHow

February 25, 2008

Apparently, we all missed the Third Annual International Indoor Bunnock Tournament. Bunnock? Yes, bunnock. It's bunnock, ok?
Le site de l´architecture ferroviaire A railway architecture site, featuring photos and descriptions of hundreds of railway stations in France and abroad. more inside
Man dies in clubland cake incident but it's a more ordinary tragedy than the problem with "Czech neck" Chris Morris once warned us about. Don't risk your Shatner's bassoon, kids. more inside
Powder This web game is a game that reels the powder by using the mouse, sends the wind, and enjoys that the dot dances. (Java)

February 24, 2008

Curious George: Radio Jingle Chord Yo musical monkeys: what's that chord so typical of radio bumpers (link goes to American Top 40 audio)? Think of singing a radio call sign and it's that chord: "Double-you - Kay - Are - Peeeeeee . . in Cincinnati" kinda thing. What chord is that? more inside
The entire contents of Design Magazine (1965-1974)

February 23, 2008

Sweden's Ice Hotel draws creative artists every year to create the hotel's guest suites with inspiring results. Also, a reporter's account of a visit. Here are some more photos. At the official website, you can book your stay.
The Escapist Editorials has a Zero Punctuation section by a game reviewer Yahtzee Croshaw who writes insane bitter reviews of the latest games, that also happen to be hilarious, in a John Cleese sort of way, with video animations. more inside
Curious George: How reliable is opednews.com? just interested. OpEdNews.Com
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